Subcontracting the accountant! Professional labour markets, migration, and organisational networks in the global accountancy industry

JV Beaverstock*

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Abstract

In this paper, the notion of the labour market is discussed within the context of international migration of skilled labour in the accountancy industry. The principal arguments reported are that the labour-market practices of large accountancy firms have restructured the demand for professional labour on a global scale. Accounting staff are subcontracted to their firm's international office networks or multinational clients through secondment, transfer, or exchange procedures. Equally, those firms who are members of global accountancy networks subcontract their staff to the international independent member firms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-326
Number of pages24
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

Keywords

  • SKILLED INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
  • REGIONAL-DEVELOPMENT
  • BUSINESS SERVICES
  • FIRMS

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